[fpc-pascal] Pascal Compiler - Missing Messages etc.

Jason P Sage jasonpsage at jegas.org
Thu Jul 20 13:44:27 CEST 2006

I'm just writing to say for the new people that if the Free Pascal IDE is
not working for you, the command line fpc command has all you need right out
the box! If it doesn't seem to do something you want - the programmer's
manual (PDF I used anyway) has a ton of command line options - that might be
worth putting in a script or batch file (windows/dos flavor script). There
are a ton of compiler directives you can put in your program's source code
(my favorite option). 

This is how I use the Free Pascal compiler. 

For editing source code, on Linux I like KWrite (syntax aware color coding
and I like it) .. In windows I use this free programmable editor called
TeraText Editor - some guy in Russia made - and its excellent. (Column
editing that actually works right!)

Another thing I do to make life easier is I work out of one directory, and I
try to be smart about file naming for organization versus relying on some
IDE to "group" my files into projects.

Then I can work on my PROGRAMS and my UNITS from one location, linking is a
breeze, and its easy to snap shot my whole directory for a SOURCE CODE
version. My idea on source control in my own computer is making a directory
named with a year, month, day, 24hr time (fpc200607200739) and then zipping
it up. 

I know most of you know this stuff and it's a no brainer - but - I just
wanted to say this because I see people having problems sometimes getting
started and sometimes its easier to go around the ditch than to build a

Free Pascal = Awesome

Jason P Sage

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